Happy Anniversary National Conservation Lands, originally known as the National Landscape Conservation System!
On this day in history - March 30, 2009 - President Barack Obama signed into law the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. Among other things, the Act established a National Landscape Conservation System, which includes Bureau of Land Management-administered National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wilderness Study Areas, National Conservation Areas as well as components of the National Trails System, National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and National Wilderness Preservation System.
The mission of the National Conservation Lands is to conserve, protect, and restore these nationally significant landscapes that are recognized for their outstanding cultural, ecological, and scientific values. National Conservation Lands are part of an active, vibrant landscape where people live, work and play. They offer exceptional opportunities for recreation, solitude, wildlife viewing, exploring history, scientific research, and a wide range of traditional uses.
The National Conservation Lands sustain for the future - and for everyone - these remarkable landscapes of the American spirit. The BLM will feature those landscapes - your public lands and resources - all week here on Tumblr.
CLICK HERE to learn more about your National Conservation Lands.
-Photos: Bob Wick, BLM